Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search


TV3 News

Housie Murder - Aaron Cohen - East Timor Sexual Harrassment - Peacekeeper Murder - Aussie Defence Relations - War Criminal Shot - Green Pharmasy

HOUSIE MURDER: In a Dunedin court a elderly woman plead guilty to attempted murder another middle aged woman after a Housie game. The woman died after an argument about housie. The accused confessed to waiting in the victims closet and then hitting and strangling her. The victim had earlier been declared dead by natural causes - a fall - by the Dunedin coroner.

AARON COHEN: Aaron Cohen pleads not guilty to drug and firearm charges. He has been charged with presenting an air-pistol at officers and charged with possession of cannabis and cannabis implements.

EAST TIMOR SEXUAL HARRASSMENT: Soldiers on the run in East Timor from charges of sexual harrassment of six East Timorese sisters and their family. General Cosgrove says it was a verbal incident and was very unfortunate. Interfet is calling on the soldiers involved to turn themselves in. So far they have not been found.

PEACEKEEPER MURDER: US Soldier charged with rape/murder of a female Kosovo child. The soldier has been transported to Germany where he will be tried.

AUSSIE RELATIONS: Top level meeting in Adelaide for new Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff. F16s high on the agenda. Goff says seeing what is needed in East Timor puts the F16s in their place. Defence spending is being reviewed under labour. Australia's Alexander Downer is happy about the review - and has no problem with whether NZ goes ahead or not with the F16

WAR CRIMINAL SHOT: Suggestions that accused war criminal Arkan was killed to keep him silent. Arkan's casino was destroyed during the Kosovo war. Defence analysts suggest the killing was sanctioned at the highest political levels in Belgrade. Video shows Arkan's lover shooting her lovers mistress.

GREEN PHARMASY: Protestors rally in support of natural therapist who wanted to call her business a Pharmasy (spelt with an S)- the Pharmacists guild had taken her to court. The woman pharmasist is delighted. The pharmasist said no one would be confused that her pharmasy was a pharmacy.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>


Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news